The Death Penalty In The Time Of Antigone

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While the death penalty was not questioned in the time of Antigone it does not mean that it would be in modern times. The people of Thebes would not second guess the law of their King Creon, they agreed to the death of a person who goes against his word. Citizens would not and could not do their research, they weren’t educated on the exact meaning of a death penalty besides knowing that someone would die. Meanwhile, in the current world, people have developed a stronger opinion over the punishment. It is now known that basic human rights are violated or at stake when the death penalty occurs. It is no longer acceptable or correct, with the exception of the crime committed. There are arguments that the penalty gives the government complete power
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